Remarkably happy to see you.

Maybe you didn’t know you needed a dental care family. Maybe that’s because you’ve never had one before. You have one now with Edlund Dental.

Our office is filled with smiles all the time. We love working together, and each of us adds unique value to the team. We want you to feel comfortable and easy with all of us. We truly look forward to seeing our patients and catching up with them. With you!

Steve Edlund

Steven M. Edlund, DDS

As a kid growing up in Morris, MN, Dr. Edlund wanted to be a dentist. His family dentist was a kind, caring person who invited Steve to follow him for a day. By noon, Steve knew he had found his life’s work.

At Concordia College in Moorhead, and later at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Edlund was treated to “amazing educators.” These dedicated instructors reinforced Steve’s natural love for problem solving, which allowed him to love the tough classes. Organic chemistry and Calculus were some of his favorite courses, in large part because of the wonderful teachers.

Dr. Edlund dreamed of having a practice that would allow him to know his patients well, and to work with entire families. In 2008, he purchased the practice of the retiring Dr. Kath, who had established it over the prior 40 years.  Dr. Kath is still a patient at Edlund Dental, and a favorite guest of the staff.

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Edlund lives in St. Paul’s lively Mac-Groveland area with his wife, Elisa. They enjoy their home and neighborhood. He bikes to work whenever possible, and appreciates the beautiful trails near the river.

But some of his best weekends, he says, are spent on the family farm in Morris, where he still participates in planting, harvesting and working the land. Home matters to Dr. Edlund. That’s why he wants his office to be a comfortable, pleasant “home” for his patients’ care.

Dr. Edlund is a member and sits on the Executive Council of the St. Paul Dental Society. He is also a member of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA).


 Jesse Toftely, DMD

Associate Doctor

Dr. Toftely grew up in Pelican Rapids, MN. He became acquainted with St Paul while in college at Hamline University. Dr. Toftely earned his dental degree from Western University College of Dental Medicine in California. He then completed an additional residency at A.T. Still University in Arizona. This elite program has given Dr. Toftely world-class training in advanced techniques such as implants and root canals. As a native Minnesotan, he is excited to finally return home to the Twin Cities after being away for 10 years.
Dr. Toftely enjoys spending time with his wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Eleanor. His other interests include restoring classic cars, camping and hiking, and trying new breweries and restaurants.


Lydia

Practice Manager

Lydia has enjoyed working in the dental field for the past 20+yrs. She began her career as a dental assistant, and has now moved into the administrative side of the practice. Lydia finds much joy in building connections. In her words, “the best part of working at Edlund Dental is getting to know our fabulous patients and making their visit as comfortable as possible.”
During her free time Lydia enjoys exploring Saint Paul and spending time with her family and friends.


Pam

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Pam has been working with our patients for over 35 years.  She started with Dr. Kath, and now enjoys working with Dr. Edlund.  She loves what she does and it has rubbed off!  Her daughter is a dental hygienist too and now works PT at Edlund Dental!  It’s important to Pam that patients fully understand their dental health and care.  She is very proud to be part of the Edlund Dental team and shared “we truly are friends who look forward to coming to work and doing our very best for our patients.”


Maia

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Maia has been a hygienist at Edlund Dental since 2013.She loves building relationships with patients and helping them with their dental health needs.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and trips to the family lake home.

 


Liz

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Liz has been a hygienist at Edlund Dental since 2019. Passionate about the work she does, and the patients she cares for, she is committed to learning new and better ways to improve her craft. Liz says that, “Edlund Dental has given me an excellent professional environment centered on the basic principle of putting patients first. I believe in teamwork, and understand that patients are the most important member of this team.”

In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her wife and son- living life to the fullest!


Sterling

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Sterling grew up in the Elk River area, and received his hygiene training at the University of Minnesota. After having spent the last few years serving the Denver area, he is thrilled to return home to Minnesota. Sterling enjoys building meaningful connections with clients and “Making a positive experience out of something the patient may be very apprehensive about.”

His interests away from the dental office include camping, skiing, biking, and generally enjoying the outdoors.


Emily

Licensed Dental Assistant

Wonderful experiences with her family dentist near Fargo are what inspired Emily to enter the dental field. She values the relationships she builds with patients, and takes pride in doing all that she can to ensure they have great experiences at our office.

A self-proclaimed dog enthusiast, Emily enjoys staying active, and spending quality time with friends and family at their lake cabin.


Briseyda

Licensed Dental Assistant

Briseyda joined Edlund Dental in 2020. She enjoys seeing how her work can can positively impact people’s lives. She finds it rewarding to be continually expanding her knowledge so she can provide the best experience possible.

While away from the office, Briseyda enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, Bengy and Jasmin. Biking is one of her family’s favorite activities. And they recently adopted a cat named Oby.


Lori

Scheduling Coordinator

Lori is originally from the small town of Lodi, WI. Growing up, Lori loved going to the dentist. Her dentist’s fun and friendly personality inspired her to enter the dental field. She enjoys helping people and working with our caring team.

In her free time, Lori loves to hike, play tennis, disc golf, and play cards.


Alex

Scheduling Coordinator

Alex was drawn to the dental field for an opportunity to help make a positive impact on peoples lives and found his calling with Edlund Dental. Whether it’s something as simple as helping patients schedule their next cleaning appointment, he strives for everyone to leave with a bigger smile than they came in with.

His passions outside of work include collecting vinyl, watching old movies, 35mm film photography, and backpacking with his friends and family.